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New in Paperback: The Bread of Angels, by Stephanie Saldaña

The Bread of Angels is a memoir that tells the story of the year that Stephanie Saldaña spent in Damascus, Syria, on a Fulbright scholarship. Although her given task was to study, “The truth was,” she says, “I was running away from a broken heart.” During Stephanie’s year in Damascus, she meets a number of people who change her way of thinking and alter the course of her life, including, unexpectedly, a novice monk with whom she falls in love.

“Beautiful…. A lovely book, filled with human longing and redemption and dazzling discoveries about faith in its many forms.” —The Oregonian

“[A] poignant memoir about hitting rock bottom in love and faith…. Inspired and powerful…. This is a fresh, courageous book that gives new meaning to the word memoir.” —Dallas Morning News

Click here to read an excerpt of the book, and click here to download the reading group guide.

In the video below, Stephanie discusses why she wrote the book, and shares photographs from her journey.